LAS VEGAS— Finding newness in a sea of me-too items was the goal for many retailers and distributors attending the sixth annual Cosmoprof North America show held from Sunday through Tuesday in Las Vegas. And Cosmoprof delivered, retailers said.
Nearly 740 exhibitors filled the Mandalay Bay Convention Center — up from 700 last year — which was attended by approximately 25,000 beauty industry folk, ranging from buyers to distributors, packaging experts to fillers and members of the financial community looking for possible acquisition candidates. New exhibitors helped drive excitement, including Alberto-Culver, LPG, Nioxin and z.one concept.
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